Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

My last name is Giacalone...yes that is Italian. And 90% of people don't know how to pronounce's fun! Jack-alone-e is how it sounds.
So, I have had to learn to be more 'Italian' since I got married last July. One thing I have learned to make is spaghetti sauce. I used to buy spaghetti sauce in a jar, but I've learned that's a big no-no for Italians.
I have searched and experimented with a few different recipes and this is what I've come up with.

Spaghetti Sauce
28 oz. (1 lg. can)tomato sauce
56 oz. (2 lg. cans) diced tomatoes
1/4 cup dried parsley
1 tea. dried basil
1/2 tea. oregano
1/2 cup white wine
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together. Cover and simmer for several hours stirring occasionally.

It makes a lot, so I freeze whatever is leftover. That's about as far as I've come. I am not making my own pasta or crushing my own tomatoes yet. I'll let you know when that happens. :)


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  2. yummmmm! im going to have to make this! :)

  3. Funny you should post this, I am on the hunt for some homemade spagetti sauce recipes. I need to egin making it myslef because of our new low sodium diet. I will be making bulk and freezingit too. I will try yours, thanks. Also do you put meat in it?

  4. Hi Amy! I have not put meat in it. I have come across many recipes that have meat in them, but I prefer to add meat separately. Let me know how it is if you make some with meat! :)

  5. I'm so proud of myself!!!! I would have pronounced your name I get excited over the goofiest stuff, lol.

  6. That is funny! So glad someone knows how to pronounce my crazy name! :)

  7. Thanks for following! My husband cans his own tomato sauce with tomatoes from our garden and I don't even know the recipe. So if I ever have to make my own, I'll come here!!

  8. Shonda, that is impressive that your husband does that! I'm sure it is delicious!

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  10. Thanks for this recipe! I need a homemade spaghetti sauce. I can only make homemade Alfredo! :) My husband loooves Italian food, and I can't buy jar stuff too or his face cringes.